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Generation

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About Generation

CJPAC’s Generation: Student Leaders Program is designed specifically for high school students who are politically interested and engaged. This program is open to all Jewish high school students in grades 10-12 (secondary 4 and 5 in Quebec) across Canada. Participants gather monthly throughout the school year for a combination of virtual and in-person sessions. They meet with a variety of experienced and insightful speakers. Monthly sessions in Fall 2022 will be held virtually. If COVID safe, we hope to be able to do a combination of virtual and in-person session in Spring 2023.

They engage in thoughtful discussions with other young adults that are designed to open the doors to engagement in the democratic process. During these sessions, students enhance their political knowledge, strengthen their voices and hone their skills. As a part of the program, students may apply to attend a culminating conference in Ottawa in May 2023. The Ottawa Conference is COVID dependent. If we are not able to travel to Ottawa in person, there will be a virtual conference.

For more information, contact Noa Farage at nfarage@cjpac.ca.

FAQ

The program is free. If you are a successful applicant for our Generation Conference in Ottawa, we do require a $100.00 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot.

The time commitment is 90 minutes per month, from October to June. Our trip to Ottawa is three days in May.

The sessions change from year to year but include things like, Judaism and Politics, Indigenous Governance, Understanding Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments, and always have a guest speaker who can answer questions and share their experience.

Jewish teens, grades 10-12 who are interested in a more in-depth understanding of Canadian politics, who have questions about how to get involved, and who are looking to connect with other Jewish teens from across the country.

We open applications for Ottawa halfway through our programming year. Based on your application, your interview, and your attendance throughout the first half of the year, we make a decision.

Call for Stories

If you’re a past or present participant of the Generation program, we’d love to hear about your experiences.